House committee wants telcos to decrypt intercepted messages

Telecommunications companies may be compelled to decrypt legally intercepted messages for law enforcement agencies if recommendations by a House standing committee are adopted. The recommendations by the House Committee on Justice and Human

Published on: April 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canada’s Do Not Call List on life support

The national program to block unwanted telemarketing calls and faxes is being thrown a lifeline by the federal government.Canada's Do Not Call List (DNCL) program which is run by the Canadian Radio-television and

Published on: April 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Free and easy email encryption with Enlocked

Like many people, I rely heavily on email to communicate with all sorts of folks. And sometimes, whether it's sending tax information to my husband or credit card information to the owner of

Published on: April 4th, 2012 Liane Cassavoy

Path mobile app updated to improve user privacy

Social networking service Path has upgraded the security of its mobile application in apparent response to a recent outcry over its data gathering practices. In a brief blog post , Path said that

Published on: April 4th, 2012 Jaikumar Vijayan

Are you ready for Facebook Pages’ new rules?

by Stuart Crawford By now, we all know the power of social media. A Facebook page is one of many “must have” tools for every business’ marketing toolbox. But just having a Facebook

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Yahoo to implement global ‘do not track’ policy

Yahoo Web sites worldwide will comply with visitors' "do not track" preferences starting later this year, Yahoo announced Wednesday.Most major browsers are now able to send a message to sites visited, indicating whether

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Peter Sayer

Employers warned against asking for job applicants’ Facebook log-in

Facebook on Friday warned employers about trying to gain inappropriate access to Facebook accounts to check out private information about potential employees, citing possible legal liability. In recent months, Facebook has seen a

Published on: March 23rd, 2012 Loek Essers

Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Yelp, 14 others sued for privacy-invading mobile apps

Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Yelp and 14 other companies have been hit with a lawsuit accusing them of distributing privacy-invading mobile applications.The lawsuit was filed by a group of 13 individuals in the United

Published on: March 15th, 2012 Jaikumar Vijayan

Ubuntu Linux 12.04 helps ensure privacy

Say the word "privacy," and most of us think of online privacy--along with the never-ending battle against spyware, tracking, and other opponents of the cause. What many people don't realize, however, is that

Published on: March 9th, 2012 Katherine Noyes

T.O. security firm offers on-call risk advisors on IT, security, compliance issues

What's your company's accountability should your customer database get hacked? Is your latest rollout compliant with current privacy regulations? What are the legal minefields around your e-health or e-commerce services? Where do get

Published on: March 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian music publishers sing from SOPA playbook on Bill C-11?

The Canadian Music Publishers Association wants provisions akin to the United States' Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) included in Canada's proposed copyright act Bill C-11, according to an Internet law and privacy expert.The

Published on: March 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Nexopia site breaches youth privacy, commissioner says

Canada's federal privacy commissioner says Nexopia still hasn't done enough to meet privacy laws and is willing to take the youth-oriented social networking site to federal court over the matter.Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart'soffice

Published on: March 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

6 things you need to know about Google’s new privacy policy

When you need to look something up, do you Google it? Do you enjoy watching cat videos on You Tube? Do you hang out with friends on Google+? Have a Gmail account?If so,

Published on: March 1st, 2012 Julie Sartain

Facebook says it’s not spying on text messages

Facebook on Monday denied a news report accusing the company of reading text messages on Android devices, but said it is running a "limited" test of new features that may require the company

Published on: February 27th, 2012 Jeremy Kirk